March 15, 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has reassigned Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga to the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Minister of State at the Presidency, Alhaji Dr. Mustapha Ahmed (MP) takes over as the new Minister for Youth and Sports.

Ghana’s Sports Ministry has seen two different Ministers in the last year ; Mahama Ayariga was appointed Sports Minister after the Black Stars Brazil debacle in the 2014 World Cup that saw the reassignment of Elvis Afriyie Ankrah.

Being reassigned may not come as a surprise after he publicly said Ghanaian journalists ask “useless” questions, while being quizzed on radio about the Black Stars expenditure at the AFCON 2015, in Equatorial Guinea.

The statement signed by Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah also announced new appointments by the President.

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu has been assigned to the Presidency as a Minister of State.

The President has also reassigned the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda Member of Parliament (MP), to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

The statement also announced the President’s nomination of Deputy Minister for Defence, Alex Segbefia as Minister for Health and the headmaster of Tepa Senior High School, Peter Anarfi-Mensah, as Ashanti Regional Minister.

Member of Parliament for Juabeso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has been nominated as a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to replace Ebenezer Okletey Teye Larbi (MP).

The following have also been nominated as Deputy Ministers of State: Samuel Yaw Adusei- Water Resources, Works and Housing Kenneth Gilbert Adjei- Defence.

Julius Debrah/Chief of Staff/